Sidebar re Samba, CIFS and mkfifo

David Collier-Brown davec-b at
Fri Jan 26 21:13:37 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 10:35 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Yes, this is correct. Steve's code by default does only one
> sessionsetupX call which gives only one vuid (virtual uid).
> All accesses to that share will be done as that user.

Anders Karlsson wrote:
> > ... the Samba server will (in future) _only_ use the uid/gid
> > supplied when initiating the session?
> Not "in future" - currently and by design. Remember, we don't
> allow arbitrary uid changes on a CIFS connection 

   Am I correct in thinking that if one wrote a cifs client which
understood a cloud of users, it could in principle change vuids
to deliver access as the appropriate user, rather like  a citrix server?


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